Saturday, March 17, 2012 (9:30pm until 4:00am) @ Public WorksWith DJs Lee Burridge, Rooz (DeepBlue), Adnan Sharif (Forward), Atish (Listed),
Sammy Bliss (Pocket Undergound/Woogie Nights)
Public Works and Deep Blue bringin LEE BURRIDGE for his debut appearance at Public Works on Funktion One sound!
Every time Lee Burridge plays in SF it turns out to be one crazzzzy night! Expect a packed house with explosive energy on the dance floor, hands in the air, late nights to mornings, ... a night that you cannot miss! What can I say about Lee Burridge? Always trying to stay ahead of his game as the underground dance music is always changing and evolving. The UK DJ/Producer introduced me to big and mean basslines in the early 2000's. One of the first innovators to introduce the mix of breaks and 4x4 beats into house music. The man [Lee] was discovered at an after hours club in Hong Kong in the 90's by Sasha and Craig Richards who at that time were the front runners of the UK house scene. Sasha and Craig asked Lee to join them in a new project, Tyrant. Since then a residency at Fabric in London, two mix compilations on Global Underground, two Tyrant mix compilations, and a Balance mix compilation. Not to mention productions on labels like Cecille and Leftroom records and collaborations with artists like Matthew Dekay, Tim Green and Steve Porter. And of course, performing every weekend at the most popular electronic dance music clubs and festivals across the globe. Now that's a resume of a professional rockstar DJ/producer.
In 2011, Lee Burridge is on mission with the start of his new label "All Day I Dream" which is inspired by the beautiful deep sounds of the "All Day I Dream of Her" mix he put together in 2009. Lee is taking his "All Day I Dream" sound to day parties across the globe. Starting with two residencies at rooftops in New York and Los Angeles in the summer of 2011. While working on new up coming releases with Matthew Dekay on labels like Cecille.
Video of Lee Burridge rocking Movement Festival in Detroit back in 2008
LEE BURRIDGE BIOGRAPHY:
Lee’s career started on December 26th 1985 in his fathers pub in the countryside of the South West of England. Never dreaming what laid ahead he started his career playing Birthdays, Weddings and the occasional funeral. Born from a decades passion for music and seeing it as an opportunity to get a girlfriend he spent the first few years playing 7″ records to everyone from age 5 -95. He was soon spotted by a local nightclub who snapped him up as their regular Saturday night DJ. This lead to being invited to other local nightclubs playing as he describes it ” a mix of the best of the worst music from the 80′s”. Lee’s path diverted in 1988 with the discovery of acid house. After attending some of the outdoor raves that were gaining momentum around London’s M25 motorway Lee’s passion for music was turned on it’s head and he felt excited in a way never felt before. “I had to find this music” he said and started to collect the first records which have grown from the one red plastic record box of 1988 to over 35,000 records today. Lee and friends started to organize small club and beach events where he lived but getting to play these big raves proved difficult. Not living in London or knowing anyone involved made Lee just another Dj handing out mix tapes to anyone and everyone whom would listen to them. “I’m not sure what would have happened if I’d been asked to play back then as in 1990 my life really changed direction”.
Nowadays- He has continued to release widely regarded and much loved underground mix CD’s for companies like Global Underground, Everybody and most recently Balance. He is also a yearly visiter to Miami’s winter music conference where for the last three years he has held his own party where he takes the controls and messes with your mind for seven hours. The party has gone from strength to strength and this year had to be moved to a larger venue due to outgrowing BED. The ‘Barrage’ Pawn shop party was mentioned as one of the parties of the conference.Lee continues to play the major festivals of the world from Notting Hill carnivals famous Sancho Panza stage to Exit festival, Creamfields and Homelands, Coachella, Love Parade, Dance Valley, Ultra, Acafest and in the last few years Burning Man which he cites as the best event he’s ever been to in twenty five years of going out. Lee’s most recent triple mix CD for Balance was released in Fall 2007 to critical aclaim. Ranking as compilation of the month across many many publications and websites it then went nominated for compilation of the year at the PLUG awards. Lee’s tour to support the CD ran through into 2008 covering most of the world and back.
On a last note Lee has regularly been described as a DJ’s DJ and I asked the ever popular journalistic question “Describe the music you play”? I asked . He said he usually doesn’t have an answer to have an answer but narrowed it down at least. “The records that can’t really be described. Those are the ones that always interest me. Wonky, Wobbly, bassline driven, trippy, melodic, mean, nasty, gentle, deep, spacious, distant and rocking.Interesting not obvious. Those are some of the words that I’d use to describe the records in my box”.